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Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima

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Yūtoku Inari Shrine is a shrine located in Kashima City, Saga Prefecture. It is one of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan.HistoryDedicated to Inari, the wild fox kami, it is the third largest of its kind in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled what would become the Saga area (called Hizen at that time) during the Edo period. It was built to the Inari kami of the harvest by a princess from Kyoto named Manko Hime (萬子媛) who married Nabeshima Naotomo. The Nabeshima clan was entrusted with protecting Edo’s interests in Kyūshū, in particular the city of Nagasaki, which was one of the few ports open to foreign contact during Japan’s period of isolation.The shrine is also popular for new year celebrations and is very crowded during the first two weeks of January.
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  • Yutoku Inari Shrine is considered one of Japan's top 3 shrines dedicated to Inari alongside Fushimi Inari in Kyoto and Toyokawa Inari n Aichi Prefecture. It was a rainy day when my wife and I visited ...  more »
  • You can ride train from Hakata Station to JR Hizenkashima. Walk to Yutoku bldg. and wait at the bus office to get on bus to this shrine. It's located in Kashima city. It's one of popular Shinto's deit...  more »
  • We were suppose to go to Hui Ten Bosch from Nagasaki and took a train. Google map said we were to change train at Isahaya about 35 minutes. What we didn't realise was there were two types of trains go...  more »
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  • Very Bad service experience at The souvenir street. the store at left hand and the second one when you face the entrance. when we purchased souvenirs ,a lady serviced the cookies to our Children. After we paid, the staff came to ask us to pay the money for the cookies that they provide to our Children without our agreement. of course we reject the unreasonable request. Suddly A Man angered to us and shouted"Go back to your country don't come here anymore." How rude sentence. so the above is the worst experience we never ever have.
  • For those wanting to stop and visit Yutoku Inari Shrine on your way to Nagasaki from Fukuoka etc. and have your luggage with you, there are no coin lockers in Hizen-Kashima station but the bus terminal across the street has a few of small and medium sizes! The tourist information center offered to hold mine since it was too big for the locker. From the terminal you can take the bus to the shrine in 15 mins.
  • Beautiful temple. There are very few buses from/to the station, so we decided to go there by walk from Hizen Hama station (34min) another solution is by taxi (1600y one way).
  • Wonderful shrine to visit. Probably the most popular shrine in Saga. Great place during the fall season. This shrine also holds seasonal festivals and events. It is worth a visit.
  • Very interesting Temple. Fantastic! Please go see!

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